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Volunteering: Gains and Benefits

According to Tom Cleverdon from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BSU) of the US Department of Labor, the volunteer rate declined by 1.1 percent in the year 2013, making it the lowest since the first measurement in 2002. However, the percentage still hold up at a high 25.4 pencert, meaning “around 62.6 million volunteered volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2012 and September 2013”. Drew Chivic from Action Without Borders and Tim Banks from World Volunteer Web agree: “Volunteering can be far more than simply doing a good deed” and precisely some of those benefits have been widely studied in the last years.

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